This apple pie has a pre-cooked apple filling.

Darcy
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the apple juice, 1/2 cup white sugar, and butter in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has melted. Add the apples and cook until fruit is tender, about 10 minutes.

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  • Whisk remaining 1/2 cup sugar with the cornstarch. Stir into the fruit mixture, bring mixture to a boil, then cook until juices thicken, about 2 minutes. Allow filling to cool (it will continue to thicken as it cools).

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a baking sheet on an oven rack.

  • Roll out bottom crust to line a 9-inch pie pan. Roll out top crust and set aside. Pour cooled apple filling into the pie shell. Cover with the top crust and seal. Cut or poke holes in top crust to allow steam to escape.

  • Bake in preheated oven on baking sheet until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

371.6 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 51.6g 17% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 201.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2004
I will be upfront. I submitted this receipe several years ago. It continues to be my favorite apple pie. I should have suggested some additions and alternatives that I use when I submitted this recipe, so I will now. First, you can substitute the first 1/2 cup of "white" granulated sugar with brown sugar. I also often add spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger. Finally, I usually use orange juice instead of apple juice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2006
okay...what I liked: got to taste the filling and adjust before putting in to pie. Didn't have to cook as long thus pastry was golden instead of tan. What I didn't like: took much longer to prepare than a reg. apple pie and basicaly came out the same. Think I will just stick to the regular apple pie recipie thanks anyways Read More
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  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2004
I will be upfront. I submitted this receipe several years ago. It continues to be my favorite apple pie. I should have suggested some additions and alternatives that I use when I submitted this recipe so I will now. First you can substitute the first 1/2 cup of "white" granulated sugar with brown sugar. I also often add spices such as cinnamon nutmeg or ginger. Finally I usually use orange juice instead of apple juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2007
Great flavor. Had to tweak it just a little. Took the suggestion from other reviewers and added a teaspoon of cinnamon and reduced the amount of sugar to 3/4 cup. My husband thought it was perfectly sweet with the reduced amount of sugar. Also added a tablespoon of lemon juice that I read from another recipe. Personal tip: I found it easier to remove the apples and thicken the syrup and then stir the apples and syrup together. I wanted to be sure that I didn't have any clumps of cornstarch in the bottom. Will definitely make again! Thanks Darcy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2006
This pie is really good. I've always made apple pie the traditional way but would fret the whole time it cooked wondering if it was going to be too runny too tart etc. Its so much easier making it this way pretty much fool proof. I added 1 tsp cinnamon and used macs cuz thats what I had. The only tip I have is to cut the apple slices pretty thick so they stay in tact. I think I'll use this recipe from now on. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
I wish that I could give it 10 stars...this is the apple pie recipe that I have been looking for. I am a professional cook/baker and have tried hundreds of different apple pie recipes. In the past they have always been to runny or the apples were too hard or the bottom crust not cooked well enough but not with this one. This is the one that reminded me of the great pie I ate as a kid. It will be the only apple pie that I will ever make again. I did raise the amount of cornstarch to 4 Tablespoons and also added in fresh nutmeg and cinnamon. This is a keeper....YUMMO! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
I made the apple pie last night and it taste absolutely delicious. However next time I will cut back on the sugar (too sweet) and I will more than likely put 3-4 tbsp of corn starch to prevent runny apple filling. I added some vanilla extract and cinnamon to taste. I will definetly use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2006
This is THE BEST apple pie I have ever tasted. I am not fond of pie in general but wanted to try it as my family loves it. I used the orange juice like someone had suggested added 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 dashes nutmeg. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
I love this recipe! It is sooooooooooo easy my 12-yr-old actually made the pies all be herself. She actually made two - One just as it appears for the potluck luncheon at church (everyone loved it!) and one for herself & her daddy who are diabetic. For the "diabetic pie" she replaced the sugar with Splenda used Old Orchard Healthy Balance apple juice (75% less sugar sweetened with Splenda) and cut the butter in half. The "diabetic pie" was so good we felt guilty eating it & she had to tell us which was which. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2006
Just the BEST!!!! I also paired it with the french pastry pie crust recipe and it was perfect the flavors/texture combine so well. I only made a lil change instead of apple juice I added a splash of white wine WOW!!!! you only have to wait for the alcohol to evaporate. Maybe next time i'll cut down on sugar because white wine makes apples mixture even sweeter. I made this pie yesterday night and i'm sure i ll have to make it again next weekend!! Thanks for sharing this great recipe Gracias!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2006
This recipe was awesome!!! I had to tweak it a little but it still came out great. I would add cinnamon nutmeg allspice vanilla extract brown sugar instead of white sugar and lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2006
okay...what I liked: got to taste the filling and adjust before putting in to pie. Didn't have to cook as long thus pastry was golden instead of tan. What I didn't like: took much longer to prepare than a reg. apple pie and basicaly came out the same. Think I will just stick to the regular apple pie recipie thanks anyways Read More
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